Ellis Park Racing & Gaming's summer season has come to a close with a substantial 22% gain in all-sources handle and 48% increase in prize money awarded.
In total, more than $60.4 million was wagered at the 24-day Ellis Park meet, $11 million more than 2022. Along with the sizable handle increase, the connections who raced at Ellis Park were rewarded with more than $14.1 million in prize money, an increase of 49% from 2022. (includes funds from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund).
“The racing season at Ellis Park has been a great success,” Ellis Park General Manager Matt Pressley said. “Our team delivered a top-class racing product for our fans on-track and around the country. We're grateful to everyone who competed with us this summer and to the horseplayers who supported us through the windows. Thanks to the continued investments of Churchill Downs Incorporated we can look forward to a thriving future of horse racing at Ellis Park.”
At the close of the summer season, jockey Gerardo Corrales, trainer Brad Cox and Godolphin wrapped up titles in their respective divisions.